The Praeger handbook on contemporary issues in Native America / Bruce E. Johansen; foreword by Philip J. Deloria
Book | Praeger | 2007
Available at Gateway-Elkhorn Campus General Collection (E 98 S6.7 J6.5 2007 v. 01) plus 1 more
2 v. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Linguistic, ethnic, and economic revival -- Foreword / Philip J. Deloria -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Dedication : on the passing of Vine Deloria Jr
1. Back from the (nearly) dead : reviving indigenous languages across North America
2. Where has all the money gone?
3. Economic revival : up from the bottom on the reservation
4. High-stakes genealogy : when is a Pequot not a Pequot?
5. Names and games : the controversy regarding "Indian" sports mascots and place-names -- Comprehensive index
Legal, cultural, and environmental revival -- Introduction
1. Cast among the living dead : banishment is back
2. Beyond a reasonable doubt : the curious conviction of Leonard Peltier
3. Grandfathers of Akwesasne Mohawk revitalization : Ray Fadden and Ernest Benedict
4. Mestizo Nation : La Plaza de Seattle
5. Back to bushmeat and berries
6. The new Inuit
7. The high price of uranium in Navajo and Dene Country
8. Catharsis vis-à-vis oppression : contemporary Native American political humor
Selected bibliography -- Comprehensive index
Most Americans know very little about Native America. For many, most of their knowledge comes from an amalgam of three sources―a barely remembered required history class in elementary school, Hollywood movies, and debates in the news media over casinos or sports mascots. This two-volume set deals with these issues as well as with more important topics of concern to the future of Native Americans, including their health, their environment, their cultural heritage, their rights, and their economic sustainability. This two-volume set is one of few guides to Native American revival in our time. It includes detailed descriptions of efforts throughout North America regarding recovery of languages, trust funds, economic base, legal infrastructure, and agricultural systems. The set also includes personal profiles of individuals who have sparked renewal, from Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a leader among the Inuit whose people deal with toxic chemicals and global warming, to Ernest Benedict and Ray Fadden, who brought pride to Mohawk children long before the idea was popular. Also included are descriptions of struggles over Indian mascots, establishment of multicultural urban centers, and ravages of uranium mining among the Navajo. The set ends with a detailed development of contemporary themes in Native humor as a coping mechanism. Delving occasionally into historical context, this set includes valuable background information on present-day controversies that are often neglected by the news media. For example, the current struggles to recover Native American trust funds and languages both emerged from a cradle-to-grave control system developed by the U.S. and Canadian governments.
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Deloria, Philip J.
Handbook on contemporary issues in Native America